Band Banquet

When: Saturday, May 7th at 7pm

Where: St. Petersburg Yacht Club

Tickets: $20 per person

RSVP by May 2nd

See the invitation below for more details.

banquet invitation



Mr. Dawson needs any and all pictures taken from this year to be submitted via email (send to: or deliver on a USB drive or disk.


The concert band received an overall Superior rating at their district concert band assessment on March 17th at Boca Ciega High School.  Hope you were able to witness it live!

Chloé B., Sydney R. and Joseph C. received Superior ratings at the State Solo & Ensemble Festival.  Excellent ratings were earned by Greg M. and Kacie B.  Congratulations on these outstanding achievements.



Upcoming Events

It’s been a great spring for our program! ¬†I hope you were able to catch any of our performances to help support the students.


Band Banquet Update

Our band banquet is now officially scheduled for May 7th at 7pm.  It will continue to be at the St. Petersburg Yacht club just as it was last year.  We are slightly changing the format making it a sit down dinner versus a buffet.  Please stay posted for invitations! Thank you again to the Ballard family for hosting us!



MLK Parade

We had a great time celebrating the great work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the St. Petersburg National MLK Parade. ¬†As always, the crowds enjoyed our performance! ¬†Here are a couple pictures of the band “Celebrating”.

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MLK Parade Information


The Scarlet Regiment will be participating in the 2016 St. Petersburg MLK Parade on January 18th, 2016.  The parade route extends from Tropicana field to the Vinoy.



Itinerary for MLK Parade


Itinerary for MLK Parade


Report time:  9:30am


Departure time:  10:30am


Arrival time: 10:45am

The buses will drop us off right at the staging area.  You should unload your equipment and proceed to our designated staging area.


Parade Start:  11:00am

The parade officially begins at 11:00am.


Parade finish time:  Unknown…


Return to NEHI: Unknown…1:00pm

I expect us to be back at Northeast no later than 1:00pm.  This could change and will will advise as the day progresses.  Students will be advised to communicate with their parents on the return of our anticipated arrival time at Northeast.

Santa Parade

I wanted to congratulate all the students and parents/volunteers involved in making Saturday a success. ¬†I have heard nothing but positive comments from the community and staff of Northeast. ¬†This is a part of an email sent to our principal Mr. Hendrick over the weekend –

“I can not tell you what a THRILL it was for me to see (and HEAR) your wonderfully talented band perform! I wanted the young people in the band…and your band teacher to
know…it was a treat to see your band and it brought back so many wonderful memories for me as a child.”
Events like this have a very positive impact on our ability to be successful and certainly give meaning to what we do.  Thank you again for helping to make this weekend a success!



MLK Parade

Marching Band participating

Where:  Downtown St. Petersburg (Tropicana Field to Vinoy)

When:  Monday, January 18th 11:00am.


Pinellas All County Festival

8 Students participating

Where:  Mahaffey Theatre

When: Monday, February 1st (time tba)


Yankee Candle


Our current fundraiser is one of the best fundraisers we do.  People just love Yankee Candle!  To make ordering easier and to spread the reach, online ordering is available.

1. You will need to go to and register your log in information and then

2. Fill out the “Signup to be a seller” form.

3. The name of our group is Northeast Band Boosters and our group ID is 990010305.

You can then direct buyers from all over to purchase and a % still goes towards your account.  All items purchased online will ship directly to the buyer


Scarlet Movement Logo


For those students interested in participating with the 2015 Scarlet Movement Winterguard, please see the below information regarding the season and auditions.

Registration page 

8/31/15 Post


At the end of the year, we compile a large selection of the pictures taken over the course of the year and this year will be no different.  We need your help to make this the wonderful memory keepsake it always is.  You can help by

1) take pictures at everything! ¬†Take pictures of students when they are smiling, posing, playing music, performing, making goofy faces, making serious faces, close ups, far away shots…the bigger the variety, the better.

2) submit them to Mr. Dawson sometime throughout the year.  If you want to compile as you go and then deliver them later, that works too!

3) Always be ready! ¬†Keep a camera or the camera on your phone ready to go when we’re doing something. ¬†Hard to plan for when a good memory is going to occur.




If you missed our ice breaker meeting, here’s your chance to listen to our 2015 – 2016 Show.

Show Music

The inspiration for our show can be found with this link

Shades of RED